A very special painting
Louvre Abu Dhabi will be the new home of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting from September 18. The $450 million Salvator Mundi masterpiece is one of fewer than 20 known surviving works by the Italian Renaissance artist. The 500-year old oil panel painting was purchased at a Christie’s auction for Dhs1.65 billion, making it the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (600) 565566. Taxi: Louvre on Saadiyat. louvreabudhabi.ae